HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE VISITS THE ALL-HOLY SHRINES

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 4/7/18 On Thursday morning, June 15/28, 2018, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge Prince William, firstborn son of Prince Charles of Wales and of Princess Diana, and Grandson of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth, visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre while on a trip to the ...

Consecration and enthronement of Bishop Heruvim of Osijek-Polje and Baranja

Church of Serbia - 17/6/18 On the day when our Holy Church prayerfully celebrated Venerable Nikita the Confessor, 10 June 2018, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Holy Great Martyr Demetrius in Dalj, Croatia. During the service His Holiness performed the consecration and introduced of Bishop Heruvim ...

PAT. BARTHOLOMEW CONSECRATES RESTORED CHURCH IN CONSTANTINOPLE ORTHODOX CEMETERY

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Orthochristian.com - 30/10/17 The consecration of the restored historic Church of the Transfiguration in the Şişli Orthodox cemetery in Constantinople was celebrated by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on October 22, reports Sedmitza. The first Divine Liturgy in the newly-consecrated church was then concelebrated by Pat. Bartholomew and fifteen other hierarchs. The service was attended by the Consul General ...

THE FEAST OF THE DORMITION OF THEOTOKOS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

Patriarchate of Jerusalem - September 2017 On Monday, 15th/28th August 2017, the Patriarchate celebrated in great festivity the feast of the Dormition of Theotokos according to its typical order of worship at the Tomb of Theotokos in Gethsemane. Therein, with the Tomb of Theotokos being the Holy Altar, Matins and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated, led by ...

THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE (2017)

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 20/6/17 On Sunday, 29th May, day of the memory of the Martyr St. Theodosia the Virgin, according to the unmovable cycle of feasts and day of the memory of the Constantinople fall and 9th June, the Patriarchate celebrated according to the movable cycle of the Pentecostarion feasts the feast of the ...

The Alexandrian Library opens its doors

Alexandrian Patriarchate - March 2017 On 22nd March 2017, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, welcomed to the Conference Centre of the Patriarchal Library within the Patriarchal Mansion, the Association of Alexandrian Scientists, who were visiting the Patriarchate for the first time. Present at the event were the Consul General of ...

The consulus general of The U.S.A. and Russia visit the Patriarch of Alexandria

Patriarcate of Alexandria - Augsut 2016 On the 2nd and 4rd of August 2016, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa received at the Patriarchal See the visits of the Consuls General of the U.S.A. Mr. Stephen Fakan and of Russia Mr. Rachid Sadikov, respectively and had lengthy and constructive discussions ...

PROTEST OF THE TREE COMMUNITIES AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF THE AEDICULE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER

February 2015 His Excellency Mr. Avigdor Lieberman The Minister of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs State of Israel Dear Mr. Minister, The 17 of February, 2015, Israel police attached to the David sub Station of the Jerusalem Police suddenly effected entry into the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre and took it upon themselves to force closure ...

Litiya celebrated at the tomb of the last Consul General of Russia in Beirut

On February 10, the Diplomats’ Day, the Mayor’s office in Choueifat, a suburb southeast of Beirut, held a festive meeting. Attending the meeting were hegumen Arseniy (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of the Great Antioch and All the East; H. E. Alexander Zasypkin, Ambassador of Russia to Lebanon; ...

The Pre-Opening of Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary Museum

May - June 2014 On May 18, 2014, the Foundation of Russian History hosted a rededication of the Foundation, and a preview of a new exhibit entitled "The Russian Word and Image: Four Centuries of Books and Art." At the event, the Foundation also unveiled the new Russian Nobility Association Reading Room. The museum and reading ...

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Mr. M. Levent Bilgen – Consul General of the Republic of Turkey

April 2014 On April 17th His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Mr. M. Levent Bilgen, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey. Mr. Bilgen expressed his condolences for the passing away of the late Patriarch Mor Ignatius Zakka I and congratulated His Holiness for his election as Patriarch of Antioch. His Holiness recalled the visits ...

SUNDAY OF THE VENERATION OF THE CROSS IN CAIRO

March-April 2014 On 23rd March 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, conducted the festive Divine Liturgy and the ceremony of the Veneration of the Cross, in the beautiful Cathedral of St Nicholas in Hamzawi, Cairo, together with  His Eminence Nikodimos Metropolitan of Memphis, Patriarchal Vicar of Cairo, His Grace ...

Serbian Patriarch Honors Consul General in Chicago

21/10/13 At a banquet held in honor of Consul General Desko Nikitovic, at New Gracanica Monastery, Chicago, His Grace Bishop Longin, presented Nikitovic with the medal of the Order of Czar Konstantin, which was conferred by Serbian Patriarch Irinej On Saturday, October 12, 2013, His Grace Bishop Longin, hosted a banquet at New Gracanica Monastery in honor of Desko ...

U.S. Senator visits Phanar

Ecumenical Patriarchate On Thursday, September 4, 2012, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, accompanied by the U.S. Consul General, the Hon. Scott Kilner, visited the Phanar where she was received by His All-Holiness. Issues discussed during the meeting included the reopening of the Theological School of Halki and the situation in the Middle East. Source:

Metropolitan Hilarion meets with Consul General of Russia in Shanghai

English translation by Katherine Ilachinski The Chinese Orthodox Church On June 22, 2012, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate, who is in China with the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of China's State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), visited ...

Commemoration of St. John Chrysostom

13/11/2011 Ecumenical Patriarchate On Sunday, November 13, 2011, His All-Holiness presided over the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George on the occasion of the feast of St. John Chrysostom, who served as Archbishop of Constantinople in the late fourth-early fifth centuries. In attendance also were the Deputy Minister of Culture, Religious Affairs and ...

Children Focal Point of Aram I’s Pontifical Visit

11/10/2011 His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and was was accompanied by staff bearer Very Rev. Fr. Mesrob Sarkissian. The Catholicos was greeted on the tarmac of Los Angeles International Airport by Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian and the acting Lebanese Consul General the ...

DECORATION OF DEPARTING CONSUL GENERAL OF GREECE IN ALEXANDRIA BY HIS BEATITUDE

Alexandrian Patriarchate 25/6/2011 On 24th June 2011, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, accompanied by His Grace Gabriel Bishop of Mareotis and the Clergy of the Patriarchate attended the reception hosted at the Consular Residence by the departing Consul General of Greece in Alexandria, Mr George Diakofotakis for the Hellenic ...

In Shanghai there were Nativity Celebrations

Chinese Orthodox Church English translation by Katherine Ilachinski On January 7, 2010, a solemn liturgy was held for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, with the approval of Chinese authorities in the church of St. Nicholas in Shanghai (China). During the worship service, which was celebrated by Archpriest Alexis Kiselevich, there were about ...